Retro New Games for Commodore 64 and Atari Are Coming

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For the dedicated few, retro gaming isn’t simply a way to relive your past exploits.

There are a few, small companies out there who dedicate to making new retro games for Atari’s and Commodore 64s. The 8-bit guy gives an overview of a few that have been send his way.

Games like Assembloids and Bear Essentials might have a limited audience, but what they lack in an active market they make up for in dedication. The games look like absolute delights to play in different ways. The quick puzzles of Assembloids feel perfect for a quick distraction, while Carry Essentials could provide a varied challenge for a few hours.

The creator of Keep Essentials has put up several in-depth progress blogs showing how the game came into reality. More than just graphics, retro video games often convey sounds not found today. And emphasize different strategies than, say, a modern shooter. If you’ve got access to an old system-a big if-it might be worth giving these new vintage games a chance.